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by mds
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Battle Far wrote: For reference Chadwick was competitive/beat DeFrancesco in the Asian series
No, she wasn't/didn't... DeFrancesco only participated in 3 of the 5 rounds and still didn't finish that far off Chadwick who did all 5 rounds. He finished ahead of Chadwick in every race.
by mds
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Just for accuracy it's F3 Asia 4th: 10 points. :) My mistake! Then I believe if you have 25 F1 super license points you can compete in F1 FP1 sessions gaining 1 point for each session up to a maximum of 10 points. You can gain a point per weekend - but I believe test drivers can only do Friday FP1 ...
by mds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

The point being made here about the superlicense system is one I'd missed. The answer to the often asked question "when will next see a female F1 driver" is now much more defined by "when one is doing well enough in lower formulas". Previously it *could* have happened pretty much on the whim of a t...
by mds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

I would just disagree with your last sentence I think it makes good sense for her to compete in the 'W' series because of the F1 super license points on offer, last season really was little more than a demo year with only the prize money on offer. If she wins the title again because of the F1 super...
by mds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

I pretty much agree with everything you wrote... Doesn't alter the fact that she improved dramatically during the 15 race series, from circulating with Calderon to racing at the front and demonstrating far more speed & race craft than I gave her credit for before the series. I'm now looking forward...
by mds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Joey Alders hasn't raced any other single seaters (karting to Asian F3) , Doohan has done a bit of F4 with unremakable results, Mazepin has raced a fair bit with a high of 2nd in GP2. Alders was in single seaters in 2018 as well - German F4, mediocre results. Mazepin was 2nd in the last year of GP3...
by mds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 TMW 2020 Predictions: Red Bull
Replies: 29
Views: 15947

Re: PF1 TMW 2020 Predictions: Red Bull

Albon is not good enough for this team and Max will trounce him again. They should have swallowed their pride around their young driver programme and hired Hulkenberg. I don't understand comments like these. It's absolutely commendable that they are doing it this way. It's also a huge benefit to si...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point RP20 livery revealed!
Replies: 32
Views: 10688

Re: Racing Point RP20 revealed!

I'm confused here. Why does this RP20 look so different to this RP20? : https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/19/first-pictures-racing-points-new-rp20-debuts-in-testing/ It is the pictures from testing that look very like last year mercedes. What are the ones on this page? Surely it can't be the same ca...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point RP20 livery revealed!
Replies: 32
Views: 10688

Re: Racing Point RP20 revealed!

I'm confused here. Why does this RP20 look so different to this RP20? : https://www.racefans.net/2020/02/19/first-pictures-racing-points-new-rp20-debuts-in-testing/ It is the pictures from testing that look very like last year mercedes. What are the ones on this page? Surely it can't be the same ca...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Racing Point RP20 livery revealed!
Replies: 32
Views: 10688

Re: Racing Point RP20 revealed!

I think the FIA might have something to say if they turn up at Melbourne with such an obvious Mercedes copy. Unless they got to this point by blatantly stealing technical documents (or getting them from Merc, which Merc will not risk), they'll be fine. They can copy whatever they want as long as th...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

So, any idea why it appears Hamilton's steering wheel is pulled towards him on the straights? 8O :? 8O https://twitter.com/i/status/1230423655492071425 https://twitter.com/i/status/1230423525347020800 More on this: Some interesting discussions going on right now regarding the Mercedes car. Replays ...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FE Mexico
Replies: 65
Views: 17147

Re: FE Mexico

I still can't warm up fully to FE. But I got really bad-tempered at the start of last race. The start sequence, what the hell was that? For some reason some genius felt like it was better to see the starting sequence from behind the pack and switch to the usual front view after lights out and cars ...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

I'm not sure what your post would add or detract from my post... They have simply tried to copy all they could see, that is basically what I said. The point I was making is that that doesn't make it "a W10 with a pink paint job". I would expect passing similarities between the two cars, but those h...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

Watching some of the day's footage, it's going to be difficult to identify some drivers from the head-on shots during race weekends. I thought their numbers were supposed to be clear for viewers on TV? The Alfas, AlphaTauris and Red Bulls I can't see their numbers at all... Both RBR and AT have it ...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 TMW 2020 Predictions: Red Bull
Replies: 29
Views: 15947

Re: PF1 TMW 2020 Predictions: Red Bull

I think there is more chance of Markko putting you in the second Red Bull than Gasly. :lol: Jokes aside, that does raise the question of why Gasly and Kvyat are still in the B team. The purpose of Alpha Tauri is to groom talent for Red Bull - if they're both non-starters for the top seat, why have ...
by mds
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

https://external-preview.redd.it/3azpKrSt5v3oOUUeNrFY42sMbpn_u1_iUTc3NVKrl_w.jpg?auto=webp&s=4979cf5a8de0d0e23466854d7b5334c41a592179 It's a copy. (Image via Reddit) I'm not sure what your post would add or detract from my post... They have simply tried to copy all they could see, that is basically...
by mds
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

Watching some of the day's footage, it's going to be difficult to identify some drivers from the head-on shots during race weekends. I thought their numbers were supposed to be clear for viewers on TV? The Alfas, AlphaTauris and Red Bulls I can't see their numbers at all... Both RBR and AT have it ...
by mds
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

I expect there will be a lot of grumbling early doors, especially if the RP is scoring big points, but I can't see them developing the car properly at all if its just the W10 with a pink paint job. Well of course it isn't a pink W10 and there shouldn't be any complaints. It is indeed probable they ...
by mds
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FE Mexico
Replies: 65
Views: 17147

Re: FE Mexico

I still can't warm up fully to FE. But I got really bad-tempered at the start of last race. The start sequence, what the hell was that? For some reason some genius felt like it was better to see the starting sequence from behind the pack and switch to the usual front view after lights out and cars h...
by mds
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: PF1 TMW 2020 Predictions: Red Bull
Replies: 29
Views: 15947

Re: PF1 TMW 2020 Predictions: Red Bull

Agree - Max, no contest. Albon didn't do badly, but Verstappen is something else while Albon is probably a solid driver but not top. I don't think even RBR are expecting him to be close. Unless he implodes he will probably be at RBR in 2021 as well. If he does I really wouldn't be surprised if RBR g...
by mds
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1
Replies: 115
Views: 24173

Re: F1 2020 Pre-season Barcelona Test 1

Well Williams already do look like they've worked a bit better than last year. Hope so, as it's not a pretty sight to see them so far back as last year. At least if they can fight with others it would be nice. Not a lot to take away thus far. Most still doing C1/C2/C3 runs. Comparison with last year...
by mds
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Calderon will be racing in F2 with Arden: https://www.crash.net/f2/news/913672/1/calderon-steps-f2-bwt-arden and that's the dilemma isn't it. Nothing against Calderon but in her 3 years in GP she finished 21st, 18th and 16th... And that was after three nothing years in F3. Six seasons without resul...
by mds
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

Data from a few minutes ago - total laps over two days until now:

Team:
SF90 257
W10 248
RB15 205
MCL34 177
C38 176
RS19 146
STR14 143
VF-19 98
RP19 79

PU:
Ferrari 531
Honda 348
Mercedes 327
Renault 323

The Ferrari PU has an extra car running so their huge lead is normal, but look at that Honda.
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

The cars mostly look a lot better in the flesh than on their CGI reveals, apart from the Ferrari, which looks great, except that it appears someone quickly used the dark grey flood-fill tool in MS Paint on a bunch of white parts of the livery. I think it looks too orange as well, to be honest. Ferr...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Female Racing Drivers
Replies: 820
Views: 319055

Re: Female Racing Drivers

Jorda was apparently on the original list but was a no show. This from her: ""It has been a pleasure for me to help promote a championship for women as W Series during the past months but unfortunately we couldn't find an agreement that could fulfill my sponsors' needs" I suspect this is her way of...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

Number of laps tends to be more important than times to begin with so you'd have to say its looking very good for Ferrari and Mercedes (no surprises) but also Renault are right up there in lap count. I really hope they can take the step up this year and give us a season long battle between Red Bull...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Red Bull RB15 Revealed!
Replies: 27
Views: 8705

Re: Red Bull RB15 Revealed!

Still in awe with those sidepods, or the near inexistence of them. They just "stop" after a bit.
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

Has there been a modern example of a team missing the forst day of testing or even the first test and going onto a good season? Brawn GP. Exactly. Nothing to worry about. ;) I remember when people were sure that they are driving the underweight car to make impression on potential sponsors xD Not go...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

Productive first morning for Ferrari and Mercedes. Good promise on how fast the cars will be - just 2 seconds slower than last year's pole with a track hardly rubbered in and on the C3 compound. Honda teams off to a slow start this morning but reasonable after that. Number of laps per team: SF90 72 ...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

So they're within a second of last year's Day 1 testing times, so don't appear too much slower And at this point, first morning of the first test, they're already a full second faster than last year's day 1 testing. So on the C2 compound, the second hardest, only 2 seconds slower than the fastest t...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

UnlikeUday wrote:Not bad looking here:
I don't like the RP livery. Too much going on.
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

So they're within a second of last year's Day 1 testing times, so don't appear too much slower And at this point, first morning of the first test, they're already a full second faster than last year's day 1 testing. So on the C2 compound, the second hardest, only 2 seconds slower than the fastest t...
by mds
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 2 Lineup)
Replies: 519
Views: 115486

Re: 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread (Updated with Test 1 Line

So they're within a second of last year's Day 1 testing times, so don't appear too much slower And at this point, first morning of the first test, they're already a full second faster than last year's day 1 testing. So on the C2 compound, the second hardest, only 2 seconds slower than the fastest t...
by mds
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 161012

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Massa the lapdog? The crybaby that not even as late as Germany 2010 when he was completely out of the running made it impossible to arrange a reasonable change in position for the WDC? The same one that was surly for four years after that claiming he was right then and there psychologically deraile...
by mds
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 18" wheels for 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 11095

18" wheels for 2021

Think this news merits a new thread... https://www.racefans.net/2018/07/20/formula-1-18-inch-wheels-2021/ So basically there's now a tender phase for suppliers which runs until the 31st of August. The wheels will go from 13" to 18". Also, the front tyres width will be reduced to 270mm and tyre blank...
by mds
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas vs Raikkonen
Replies: 184
Views: 49504

Re: Bottas vs Raikkonen

TheGiantHogweed wrote:But on the restart, Vettel did have an easy chance to get past Bottas. Bottas didn't even risk trying to defend probably due to the speed advantage Vettel had over him with DRS.
A restart with DRS? You may have watched it countless times but you probably need one more go...
by mds
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 432033

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Not pitting Bottas wasn't really a gaffe, he had no fresh soft tyres, so he would have been on mediums behind Vettel on softs. Which would still have seen him easily end up second (or third, conceding a place to Hamilton), so yes it was a gaffe. Mercedes would have at least gotten P2-P3 out of pitt...
by mds
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2018 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 28347

Re: 2018 German Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

pokerman wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:Engine components used till now:

Image
Source - http://www.imgur.com
Looking at that Honda are still behind the game, such reliability will scupper any Red Bull title charge next season.
I don't think even RBR are hoping for a title charge next season.
by mds
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition
Replies: 2312
Views: 432033

Re: [Merged] Mercedes v Ferrari v Red Bull - 2018 edition

Not pitting Bottas wasn't really a gaffe, he had no fresh soft tyres, so he would have been on mediums behind Vettel on softs. Which would still have seen him easily end up second (or third, conceding a place to Hamilton), so yes it was a gaffe. Mercedes would have at least gotten P2-P3 out of pitt...
by mds
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The F1 eSports Thread (2018)
Replies: 15
Views: 5064

Re: The F1 eSports Thread (2018)

My main gripe with this is the use of the Codemasters F1 game. I get that it's probably a promotional and licensing thing, but I would expect an official series to offer a level of realism and simulation that is substantially higher than the game offers. There are a few high-profile sims that would ...